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LUSOGA MISSALE IS LAUNCHED ON CHRISM MASS DAY

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Bishop mixes the oils

Fr Tumwebaze delivers the oils for consecration

Some of the priests who came to renew their promises

17th April 2019 was chrism mass for the diocese Jinja. It is an event that is central to the catholic faith. It is a day of oils and therefore refreshment of sacraments of the sick, baptism, confirmation and holy orders in terms of the priesthood. Its more so a day of the priesthood and the institution of the sacrament of the Eucharist. When the priests of the diocese of Jinja renewed their promises to the bishop of the diocese of Jinja.

On this very day, the day of the priests, the laity gave gifts to all priests around and absent to show their appreciation to their priests as they serve them in their lovely catholic faith. Later on they were hosted to a luncheon at the cathedral parish hall, they were joined by the Christians for the meal.

Fr Kayaga Richard, Sr Dhabikoba, Fr Fred Kyuka,  Msgr Kawanguzi E, MsgrIsiko, Fr Sofronius Sajabbi. Fr Dr Joseph Mpala Ngulu Translation committee headed by the the liturgical commission that is chaired by the episcopal vicar for the religious Rev Fr Mukwaya JB

Bishop receives the oils brought in courtesy of Itanda parish in Budini deanery presented by Fr Kabaka Anthony

On this occasion, a Lusoga missal was launch was launched and those behind its formation, headed by the liturgical commission, translation committee and the cultural research center. Among the main characters on this noble duty was Fr Fred Kyuka (translator), Fr Richard Kayaga(chief editor and translator), Fr Sofronius Sajabbi (in-charge of corrections-omwiruuzi), Fr Mbiro, Msgr. Christopher Isiko, Fr Joseph Mpala Ngulu, Sr Rose Agnes Dhabikoba, Fr Emmanuel Kawanguzi and a host of lay people that happened to be absent that is Chris Kunya, Mr Wansolo and others.

Fr Richard Kayaga on launching the Lusoga Missale

Due to sleeping sickness in bukaleba it was delayed till 1999. Deans and liturgical commission also did a big part in the final proofreading of the missale in lusoga. This was presented to the bishop by Fr Mukwaya JB.

Bishop unsealing the new Lusoga Missale

Among the most amazing things of the inauguration speech of Fr Richard Kayaga was the first version of the Lusoga translation for 1894 by church missionary society and by 1899, the gospel of John. Things stalled then only to relaunch and the next new testament was launched in 1999 in May, and then the full bible was launched. In 1955, a few Basoga launched the Lusoga newsletter called “KODHEEYO” to uplift the Lusoga language and didn’t take long either. Later in 1997 “NDIMUGEZI” was launched to enhance the Lusoga language too. 1966 a committee was instituted to develop the Lusoga language.

The mass of Chrism led by Bishop Rt. Rev. Charles Martin Wamika

Bishop launched using Lusoga to launch the missal but warned this is being used on trial to try and fulfil the details of Rome on liturgical books with time. He congratulated the Christians on stopping to use the leaflets. So it will be used on trial level (okugeseza). He thus authorized the use of the missal as the await the final approved missal by Rome.

Bishop Charles Martin Wamika also read the deanery that was to organize the next year’s chrism mass which will be schools in Iganga deanery. He also notified that he had signed the letters for the deacons to be ordained priests at Namirali parish that is to be opened on 18th May 2019.

In the background is Namunyumya st Michael girls boarding primary school leading the choir on Chrism mass day

Bp Wamika releasing the new Lusoga Missale

Mr Paul Baliraine thanked the Bishop for the stewardship of the diocese, the new parishes already opened and yet to be opened (Namirali) and as a laity of the diocese, gave gifts to all the priests present and absent for the good work as a sacrament to them, just as a sign of appreciation to them for the work they always do for the Christians of the diocese of Jinja. The deaneries that prepared different items and the liturgy by the children of some schools from Namunyumya that sung at the occasion.

Day of renewal of promises to the Bishop on chrism mass

Fr Paul Okello Wandera, the chairperson of the priests in the diocese of Jinja thanked the bishop for the good work and acceptance and support for the priests of the diocese of Jinja. And called for prayer for all priests and religious in what he called an age of anonymous letters that try to threaten others in service. He called for renewal and reconciliation during this Easter season and wished all a nice Easter.

YOUTH CAMP – OUR LADY OF ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC PARISH KIYUNGA 10TH TO 12 JAN 2019

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YOUTH CAMP AT OUR LADY OF ASSUMPTIOM KIYUNGA CATHOLIC PARISH 10-12th January 2019

The choir that animated the camp masses

The youth of various age groups that attended the fruitful camp

There was three days youth camp at Our Lady of assumption Kiyunga Catholic parish from 10th-12th January. The theme was “Be the light in faith and development to the nations”. The camp commenced with the Holy mass that was led by Rev. Fr. Baalaswaamy cmf the assistant parish priest and the youth chaplain of Our Lady of Assumption Kiyunga Catholic parish being assisted by Sem. Kyaligonza Bazilo cmf. The different animators educated and nourished the youth spiritually, economically socially and politically. The animators were the

Prayers at Mass

DPC Luuka district on crime prevention and security, Rev. Fr. Jude Sekyanzi animated on spiritual and moral formation and the medical team from Luuka referral hospital sensitized on health related issues and awareness of various diseases and prevention. The program also involved in many activities like sports, music, dance and drummer and general cleaning of the parish premises and the surrounding areas which was aimed at talent development and physical fitness.  There were 350 youth who participated. The program ended on 12th January with the Holy mass that was

Br Bazilio Kyaligonza

celebrated by Rev. Fr. Paul Musana the vicar general of the Catholic Diocese of Jinja. He encouraged the youth to know that they are not journeying alone in the struggle to achieve their goal. The Catholic Church is in total support of the youth. He therefore argued them to remain focused and put into practice all that has been taught to them during the course of their youth camp. Special thanks to the parents who allowed their sons and daughters to participate in the program, the priests in charge of the parish ministry, Rev.Fr Baalaswami cmf, Rev. Fr. Joy Mampilikunel cmf , Br. Kyaligonza Bazilio cmf, the parish council exective and the youth leardership who put in efforts to ensure that the program is run succefuly and to meet the expectations of the youth.

 

Article by Br. Kyaligonza Bazilio CMF

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NAME PARISH TITLE GENDER
KAAGOMA DENNIS KAMULI CHAIRPERSON MALE
NAMANDE MONICA RUBAGA CATHEDRAL V/CHAIRPERSON FEMALE
MUKOSE SIMON PETER WESUNIRE SECRETARY MALE
MUTEBE EMMANUEL BUGEMBE V/SECRETARY MALE
MAGANDA J B BEATRICE NANKOMA TREASURER FEMALE
BYOGERO MARIA  B. RUBAGA CATHEDRAL F/REPRESENTATIVE FEMALE
MWANDHA FRANCIS IGANGA GAMES AND SPORTS MALE
NANSUKUSA JOVIA WALUKUBA GAMES AND SPORTS FEMALE
MR AND MRS OTWAO AMBROSE FATIMA FAMILY LIFE  MARRIED & WEDDED
WODEYA EMMANUEL KAGOMA JINJA DEANERY REPRESENTATIVE MALE
NABWIRE JULIET BUSWALE IGANGA DEANERY REPRESENTATIVE FEMALE
NWAKU JAMES NAMWENDWA KAMULI DEANERY REPRESENTATIVE MALE
MAGANDA PATRICK BUDINI BUDINI DEANERY REPRESENTATIVE MALE
IFUBA DAN IGANGA LITURGY AND CHOIR MALE
NEKESA RONALD BUSOWA DEVELOPMENT MALE
KAWALA ANNA MARIA KYEBANDO CCR REPRESENTATIVE FEMALE
KAVUMA STEPHEN IGANGA YCW REPRESENTATIVE MALE
KAWANGUZI EMMANUEL R S C COORDINATOR MALE
REV. FR. BENEDICT WAKABI R S C DIOCESAN YOUTH CHAPLAIN
REV. FR. ANTHONY LWERERE R S C ASS/D/Y/CHAPLAIN